Sink or Swim Entries for Round 3 – September 9th 2023

by Stephen Benbow


Just a quick reminder that the Sink or Swim Round 3 Gala is on Saturday September 9th at Wigston. We are the current holders having won the competition last year in 2022. So lets try and keep the trophy!!

This is also the weekend of the Solent Charity Swim ( so we are down on swimmer numbers.

If you are able to attend the Sink or Swim gala and haven’t already completed the google form, could you please do so by 24th August as we can then create the Team.  Google forms have previously been sent out via email, or head to the LNSC Facebook Page for a link.

Note that this will also be a licenced level 4 event so all 50m & 100m times will go on ASA rankings and will be able to be used for county qualifying.

There is no cost to enter. Thank you for your help and participation in the event.


Leicestershire LASA Masters Open Meet 2023

by Stephen Benbow

!! Calling all Leicester Neptunes Masters Swimmers !!

Leicestershire LASA Masters County Championships is taking place on Sunday 17th September 2023 at Braunstone Leisure Centre.

Once a year LASA organises an open meet for Masters Swimmers, encouraging both local swimmers and those from around the country to compete

You must be 18 or over as of the start of the competition to enter.

More information on the event and how to enter is available here:

If you are able to help officiate or assist please contact Alan King @ LASA (


Club Champs / Time Trials Reminder

by Stephen Benbow


Just a quick reminder that we have the Club Champs / Time Trials occuring over the next two weeks.  These will be Level 4 licensed events so a great opportunity to get some official times.


Juniors is on Tue 6th June at DMU.  There will be a variety of 25m and 50m events (time dependant).


Seniors is on Fri 9th June and Friday 16th June – both at Parklands.  The expectation is that all swimmers who attend compete in at least 3 events, the choice of events will be down to swimmers.


To run these events we always need Timekeepers and Helpers.  Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience as we will show you what to do and help you.  Just come along and ask the coaches / officials.  Please don’t be shy as it would be great to see more parents poolside helping out !


Neil, Alison, Ryan, and Claire


Sink or Swim 2023 – Round 1 Report

by Stephen Benbow


Leicester Neptune Swimming Club entered both an “A Team” and a (mini) “B Team” for the 2023 Sink or Swim League held at Oadby & Wigston Swimming Pool on 6th May 2023.

Well done to all swimmers – esepcially those of you who were competing for the first time.  And what a fantastic set of results.  The A team are now top of the league after Round 1 with 283 points!

There were also quite a few PB’s at the event for LNSC.  Don’t forget to check your own times as this was a licensed Level 4 event (

Thank you to all swimmers, coaches, poolside helpers, and parents.  Two more rounds to go.  GO NEPTUNES !

LASA Counties 2023 – Weekend 3 – Report

by Stephen Benbow


The final weekend of the LASA 2023 Counties (10th to 12th February) has now finished.

Session 10 (Friday 10th Feb) was the long distance events again… this time Womens 1,500m Freestyle and Mens 800m Freestyle.  Well done to Ryan Hejraty (13 yrs) for taking part in the 800m Freestyle!

Session 11 and 12 (Saturday 11th) opened with Girls 400m Freestyle and Girls 200m IM.  This was followed by the 100m Breaststroke, 50m Breastroke and 100m Butterfly across all ages and genders.

Session 13 on Sunday lunchtime only had two events : Girls 200m Freestyle and Boys 200m IM.  Session 14 on Sunday evening started with the 50m backstroke events before finally finishing on the 100m IM events.

Special congratulations this weekend go to :

1st Place : Foteini Kalkani (200m Breastroke 16+)

2nd Place : Andrew Blair (50m Backstroke 12 yrs)

2nd Place : Ethan Simmonds (100m Breaststroke 14 yrs)

2nd Place : Xeimon Parker-Cox (100m Breaststroke 16+)

2nd Place : Foteini Kalkani (100m Individual Medley 16+)

2nd Place : Andrew Blair (200m Individual Medley 12 yrs)

2nd Place : Ethan Simmonds (200m Individual Medley 14 yrs)

2nd Place : Foteini Kalkani (200m Individual Medley 16+)

3rd Place : Engie Euste (50m Breastroke 15 yrs)

3rd Place : Engie Euste (100m Breastroke 15 yrs)

THANK YOU to all COACHES, SWIMMERS, HELPERS, and PARENTS for making the 2023 LASA Counties a reality !